#AfricaMonth: Why Africa is primed for prestige beauty growth
#AfricaMonth: Why Africa is primed for prestige beauty growth

As the senior vice president of local and cultural innovation at Estée Lauder Companies, it's Susan Akkad's job to increase the relevancy of the beauty group's brands across global and emerging markets. Overseeing multi-ethnic innovation for brands including La Mer, Clinique, Mac and Estée Lauder, she's no stranger to the concept of (and responsibility of) 'inclusive beauty'.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Pan-African web series gives Maybelline New York an African flair
#AfricaMonth: Pan-African web series gives Maybelline New York an African flair

African personalities, vloggers, influencers and makeup artists - like South African beauty YouTuber Mihlali Ndamase - bring an African flair to the New York attitude of Maybelline in the Makeup In The Cities - Africa web series; the first-of-its-kind in the sub-Saharan Africa region. The web series features makeup artistry, social conversation, tutorials and product advice from an African perspective.

By Maroefah Smith 30 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: The rise of Afrocentrism and its impact on the luxury business
#AfricaMonth: The rise of Afrocentrism and its impact on the luxury business

Africa has been a rich source of artistic inspiration for many parts of the world for centuries, but what's changing now is that Afrocentric culture is being defined, spearheaded and dispersed by the sons and daughters of the African continent.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 May 2019